Preparation and Arrival

Bring an Open Mind. And Clothes. That's About it.

Pack light.

Your Summer UC Davis Pre-College Program is an exciting academic experience, but it's also an opportunity to disconnect a bit, learn new things, meet new people and start preparing for your future. So you won’t need to bring too many extra items! More details will be provided once you're officially registered.

girl sitting at a desk listening to headphonesBring

  • Casual, comfortable clothes (Don't know how to do laundry? We'll teach you!)
  • Swim suit
  • Walking shoes
  • Basic toiletries (including plenty of sunblock)
  • Laptop
  • Smartphone
  • Light reading material
  • A little spending money

Leave Behind

  • Your car
  • Bedding (unless you've got a favorite blanket or stuffed animal—we don't judge)
  • Food (the dining commons have EXTRAORDINARY variety, but let us know if you have specific dietary restrictions)
  • Alcohol, fireworks, weapons of any kind or any other dangerous materials

When you arrive, we’ll check you in, get you settled in your room and go through a quick orientation